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West Catholic High School

Director of Graduate Support

Overview of High School 

Founded in 1916, West Catholic Preparatory High School has enjoyed a rich history of preparing young people to be competitive in the college setting and the career world. The challenging academic curriculum, competitive athletics program and engaging activities complement each other to foster courage, character, and leadership. 

West Catholic Preparatory High School Mission Statement 

West Catholic Preparatory High School is a Catholic community of academic excellence in an urban environment that is open to an interdenominational population. The school’s rigorous spiritual, academic, technological, and co-curricular programs develop our ethnically and religiously diverse student body into young men and women of strong moral and ethical character. West Catholic prepares each student to face the challenges of everyday life in an ever- changing global society. 

West Catholic Preparatory High School Belief Statement 

At West Catholic Preparatory Catholic High, we believe our education...

  • Inspires a life-long commitment to service, especially to those in need 

  • Is grounded in the Catholic message of gospel values; 

  • Is a ministry that participates in God’s saving work; 

  • Develops each person’s full potential-spiritually, intellectually, socially and physical; 

  • Inspires a life-long commitment to service, especially to those in need; 

  • Promotes learning in a collaborative effort between home and school; 

  • Fosters mutual respect among students, teachers, administrators, and all members of the school community 

  • Should be made available to all students regardless of ethnicity, religious affiliation or socio-economic status; 

  • Encourages respect for and an understanding of our multicultural family. 

Position Summary:

The Director of Graduate support will work with graduates who are enrolled in a college/university or beginning their careers.  This position will guide and mentor students and foster access to resources that students need to be successful.  The Director of Graduate support will develop strong relationships on college campuses, providing ongoing rigorous monitoring of alumni.  

Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Duties)

  • Work with college bound students, including first generation college students

  • Complete monthly check-ins through mixed media, and hold ongoing 1:1 visit on college campuses 

  • Follow up coaching and interventions including academics, financial aid, career readiness, and student housing.

  • Create Howley College Scholar database and dashboard to monitor college-going progress tracking growth and trends

  • Produce reports that include narrative on each Scholar as well as relevant data

  • Complete pre-college assessment of Howley College Scholars including Academic achievement in high school, financial need, and situational and socioemotional factors

  • Develop relationships with graduating seniors

  • Grow and expand the College and Career Readiness Seminar course

  • A valid driver’s license and willingness to travel locally.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Strong project management skills

  • Effective decision-making skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong data analysis and technical skills

  • Ability to travel as necessary

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred

  • Experience working in an urban environment with high school aged students and or experience working with first-generation and/or underrepresented college students

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume with a cover letter expressing interest in the position and, reflecting on the vision and mission of the school and considering the duties and responsibilities of the position, how your experience, either personal or professional, would contribute to West Catholic Preparatory High School’s inclusive and diverse community.

Mr. Michael Field
Interim Principal
The deadline for applications is April 14th.
Interviews will be granted to the most qualified applicants.
PA required clearances and safe environment clearances must be completed before employment can begin.
PA required criminal and child abuse clearances and official transcripts will be required before employment can begin. 
As a religious organization, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is also bound by Canon Law and Catholic teachings.  For this reason, there may be occasions when an employee’s failure to adhere to the truths of the Catholic faith are a factor in employment-related decisions.  In the event an employee fails to adhere to, or takes a position publicly that is contrary to, Catholic doctrine and teachings, or any policy or procedure maintained by the Archdiocese, the employee may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
Employment practices will not be influenced by an individual’s legally protected status or any other basis as may be required by local, state and/or federal law as those laws apply to the Archdiocese.  
Any employee with questions or concerns about any type of discrimination in the workplace is encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of Human Resources.  Employees can raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal.  Anyone found to be engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.